Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Dec 13th

10s - today you wrote your analytical paragraph and turned in your copy of Animal Farm.  If you missed today please see me asap to arrange a time to write your paragraph and turn in your copy.  Please bring in your copies on Thursday....

9s - today you wrote your opinion pieces.  If you missed today please see me to arrange a time to write your piece.

For Thursday - be ready with your Pecha Kulcha presentations.  Putting your file on a USB is great!  Ensure that you've preset the timer (located in the transitions menu) to 10 seconds so that slides advance without needing to press a button.  Looking forward to hearing and seeing all about your reading.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Dec 9th

Hi everyone - I am off sick today so today you worked with Ms. McCutcheon...you're in good hands.

All blocks - spend some time on your Pecha Kucha presentations - refer to the rubric on the back of the assignment sheet for details re: project and presentation.  Spend time plotting out what you're going to say first, then work on finding clear, simple images that will enhance what you share with the class.  Pecha Kucha presentations run on Thursday Dec 15th.  Be ready!

10s - today you should have finished and handed in an outline for your analytical paragraph.  Topic sentence and concluding sentence should be done, and your ideas/quotes/transitions should be mapped out.  You write your analytical paragraph in class on Tuesday Dec 13th.

9s - today you should have finished and handed in an outline for your opinion piece.  You should have also spent some time working on how to integrate quotes.  You will have to incorporate one quote into your opinion piece. You write your opinion piece in class on Tuesday Dec 13th

Enjoy the snow - see you next week.

Ms. Reichert

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mon Nov 25th

10s - complete 4 connections to Animal Farm Chapter 9 for next class, READ (your independent novel project is coming soon)

9s - as per Ms. Smirfitt - students completed paragraph about Teen Voice in class today

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nov 22nd

My apologies, I haven't been keeping up.

10s - today we went through how to utilize different sentence patterns to make your writing more interesting to read.  We practiced sentence combining and students need to rewrite a choppy sentence for next day.  We discussed some key ideas for Chapter 8 and shared with each other key ideas.
Students are also asked to write a response to "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Great men are almost always bad men."  Lord Acton

HOMEWORK: rewrite choppy paragraph, respond to power corrupts quote, READ

9s - as per Ms. Smirfitt


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nov 8th

10s-  we spent today focusing on making inferences and recapping the essential pieces of Ch. 5.

Homework: READ!!! ***if you have not been keeping up with your Animal Farm work, time to get caught up

9s - today Ms. Smirfitt taught the class - a guided reading that focused on making connections of an article about screen time.

Homework: bring in all your Media Log drafts/work: ML #1 Ad Observation, ML#2 Screen Time Diary + response notes, ML #3 Teen Misrepresentation, ML#4 Still Killing Us Softly response.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Animal Farm audiobook

10s...If you'd like someone to read the novel to you try reading along with this.


Ch 1 - start to 18:00
Ch 2 18:00
Ch 3 34:00
Ch 4 47:48
Ch 5 58:27
Ch 6 1:18:17
Ch 7 1:35:43
Ch 8 1:58:50
Ch 9 2:24:02
Ch 10 2:45:58

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thurs Oct 20

10s - today most (not all) groups presented their Animal Farm research.  For next day make sure you read/reread Chapters 2 and 3...I feel a quiz coming on.

Homework: READ, Chapters 2 +3 Animal Farm

9s - I stamp checked Media Log #1, we worked on Media Log #3 (Teen Misrepresentation), and got ready for next day with vocabulary that will enable students to understand what Jean Kilbourne shares.

Homework: READ, Media Log #3 -stamp checked next day, Still Killing Us Softly vocab -stamp checked next day